Thursday, June 29, 2017

REVIEW - LIMBS BIN - BLISS TECH+ - CASSETTE


LIMBS BIN - BLISS TECH+ - CASSETTE
AGGRESSIVE RHYTHM RECORDS/ARR016
NOISECORE/DIGITAL HARDCORE/CYBERGRIND/HARSH NOISE/EXPERIMENTAL/POWER ELECTRONICS
TRANSPARENT BLACK PRO-CASSETTE WITH GOLD PRINT.
COMES IN PLASTIC CASE WITH 4-PANEL J-CARD INSERT
CONTAINING LYRICS.
LIMBS BIN IS:
JOSH LANDES


SIDE A.) BLISS TECH+
I.) BLISS TECH / II.) STAGE TIME / III.) PROVE IT / IV.) ON THE EDGE /
V.) S.U.R.V.I.V.A.L. / VI.) I AM A NUMBER / VII.) LIVING IN TEARS /
VIII.) FEAR IS PRIDE / IX.) SAVAGE INDIFFERENCE / X.) THE TRIGGER /
XI.) GRIM INEPTITUDE / XII.) TO LOOK AWAY / XIII.) WHY CHANGE /
XIV.) THREE NIGHTS XV.) SKY SEEMS TO FALL:

Ok so this is a reissue of one of my favorite semi-recent releases.
This excellent cassette reissue of LIMBS BIN's "Bliss Tech" flexi 7
inch, Entitled "Bliss Tech Plus" offers us all of the contents of the
original record on the A side. I reviewed the O.G. version and that 
can be analysed after clicking on the following link with that little
device of yours: ---> 

http://traumaticstaticwebzine.blogspot.com/2016/12/review-limbs-bin-bliss-tech-7-inch-flexi.html

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SIDE B.) LIVE IN LARAMIE (FOR DENVER):
(Recorded At Baby Hospice In Laramie, WY, On 1.25.17)

On the cassette version there is more!!! The good person(s) 
over at Aggressive Rhythm Records have blessed us with further
explorations of sonic bliss and technologically based soundscapes.
This time presented as a documentation of a live version of the
album. This is a rare treat for those of us (Like Myself) who 
live in shithole towns with no noise scene. (E.G. Here people 
listen to Pop/Rock hits, Shitty modern breakdown bands that claim 
to play HxC, Modern Country hits, Christian Alternative hits, 
Modern Radio Hip-Hop, And a slew of other God-Awful "art-forms.")
So yeah, For those of us who rarely have an opportunity to catch
a Noise artist live, Releases like this are a much appreciated
chance to at the very least have some resemblance of experiencing
a live performance from a band/project we enjoy. And let me tell
you, This is quite an enjoyable listen. Here we get a full live
set that is just as blistering and grueling as the original release.
One major difference being that on the live recording, Josh Landes
(Ya know, The dude that does Limbs Bin) adds a brief introduction/
commentary at the start of each track. Humor and the feeling of
being entertained by a true performer are present. I recently saw
Alice Cooper live. He is renowned for being a master entertainer 
in a live setting, And while it was mighty entertaining...One 
thing I noticed was that Mr. Cooper engaged in virtually no
interaction with the crowd. No words in-between songs. No "How
are you doing tonight!!!," No nothing. LIMBS BIN did not make 
that mistake. He seems very aware that it is his job as a live
performer to entertain within his mediums. Josh Landes nails it.
Strong content from a strong contender. 

AWESOME REISSUE. NOT ONE I EXPECTED TO SEE, BUT I'M VERY GLAD
IT EXISTS:

10/10
-ABATTOIR-

aggressiverhythmrecords.limitedrun.com 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

REVIEW - HOGGLE - THE CLEANERS - 7-INCH - LATHE CUT VINYL

HOGGLE - THE CLEANERS - 7-INCH - LATHE CUT VINYL
HAIR ON MY FOOD TAPES/HOMFR002/FOREVER ESCAPING BOREDOM/FEB-086
HARSH NOISE WALL/HARSH NOISE/HNW
TRANSPARENT VINYL WITH A/B STICKERS.
COMES IN DUST-JACKET/7-INCH COVER/PLASTIC SLEEVE.
HOGGLE IS:
JOE THE STACHE


SIDE A: I.) TERROR IS THE FIRST REACTION/SIDE B: II.) A NARROW ESCAPE FINDS A NEW PATH:

HOGGLE is the HNW project of Hair On My Food (And several other) 
label curator: Joe The Stache, Who's nickname is a reference to
his well groomed mustache. (R.I.P.) If you haven't put it together
yet, HOGGLE is a project themed solely around the 1980's film LABYRINTH.
The project is named after one of the films main characters, An imp-like,
Goblin-esque elderly fellow who accompanies the female lead on her adventures
in a bizarre Alice In Wonderland/Never-ending Story type fantasy world. Each
release by the HNW hoggle is themed around a specific scene/event in the film,
This particular release centered around the infamous "Cleaners" scene where the
characters barely escape certain death in a small underground tunnel via razor-
laden machines called "The Cleaners." Track one, "Terror Is The First Reaction"
Opens with samples familiar to any who've seen the film taken from the appropriate
scene. Following this we are absolutely pummeled with some of the strongest Harsh
Noise Wall material I've heard in 2017. To put it simply, HOGGLE sounds immense.
The artist has truly captured the claustrophobic, Smothering terror that one felt
watching the movie as a child. Suspense is mostly discarded and replaced with raw
tension. Now this is a 7-inch release so the walls present don't have nearly as
much time to expand and engulf as in a typical HNW format, But given the quick
and heart racing nature of the part of cinema we are dealing with, This is absolutely
fitting. Perhaps one of the most well executed and comprehend-able HNW style tributes
my ears have heard. Rusty, Rough edged, Jagged and hostile. The spiritless mechanization
of destruction that inspired these two pieces are extremely well represented. Track two,
"A Narrow Escape Finds A New Path," Differs slightly from the roaring furnace waves and
strange buried samples of track one. Both walls we're created using original audio from
the scene as source material. Side B follows the same path as the former, But here after
initial samples we go into a maelstrom of vacuous ripping/tearing distortion. An avalanche
of caustic junk and protruding barbs. Furiouser and furiouser. Both tracks offer a titanic
onslaught to the senses. Crank this loud and let the roar of the world fade into one of
greater power.

IMPRESSIVE STRENGTH. CAREFUL DETAIL WAS OBVIOUSLY PAYED TO THE CRAFTING OF
BOTH SIDES. A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SLAB OF HNW GRADE HOSTILITY:

10/10
-ABATTOIR-  

HTTP://HOGGLEHNW.BLOGSPOT.COM
HAIRONMYFOODTAPES.STOREENVY.COM
FOREVERESCAPINGBOREDOM.COM